Police raid local pot dispensaries

Police raid local pot dispensaries

There are 168 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Jul 1, 2010, titled Police raid local pot dispensaries. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

A sign hangs on the door of a pot dispensary at 2700 Hegan Lane in Chico one of several raided by policeWednesday.

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Rich

Chico, CA

#42 Jul 1, 2010
Rob wrote:
For those that don't believe this violates HIPAA laws, maybe not technically, but it does violate the spirit for which the HIPAA laws were created.
Collectives need to sue until they own the damn county!
Get a f'ing clue man. This in no way has anything to do with Hipaa. It does not even come close to spirit of hipaa. Hipaa is only to make sure Doctors and Hospitals don't toss your medical information wherever it wants like the New Jersey turnpike back in the 90's.

Hipaa does not protect your right to smoke pot. You clearly need to put the pipe down and hope some of those lost cells do come back.

Hipaa doesn't even block search warrant's
John

Chico, CA

#43 Jul 1, 2010
No More Beans wrote:
Time for the pigs to give it up.It will be legal soon and then all you are going to have is a bunch of convictions overturned because obama has done one thing right,he ordered officers to stop enforcing marijuana laws.
What is wrong with the mentality of these so called protectors of the people when they have to waste our tax money going after weed?
Get a life pigs!
Ok first Obama made it very clear he is NOT going to make Pot legal. He also made clear in his letter to the AG that they are to back down on real med 215 users only. They still have full power to go after anyone and under Federal law any amount is illegal and they can arrest you for it still.

The AG has made it very clear that Local,County,and State Police can ask them to step in on a investigation they feel goes past the use of med 215 and they will take over. Thats why the DEA and ATF are still here and helping on raids.

You don't even fully know where this raid came from or who ordered it. People keep blaming Ramsey but looks like Chico PD is the leading party...

Some how they had the evidence to get search warrants but hmm guess thats all BS.

Guess the fact they sold drugs to cops is BS too. I bet its on video but then people will say its doctored...

Funny most REAL med 215 users keep to themselves and they don't want people to know and its the people who have "pain" who seem to always lash out...
215 patient

Chico, CA

#44 Jul 1, 2010
I was at DOC. I've been there many times. Very professional, orderly, a security guard at the door checking your certification and identification BEFORE you even get in the locked door, nobody EVER puffed any weed on the premises, very professional....so they raided DOC and took all their pot away from the patients. And how on earth does that make our community 'safer'??? It doesnt, it just gives Ramsey and his henchman a boner when they bully around a bunch of peaceful pot smokers. What a gang of thugs! Hopefully the law is on our side and we'll get justice in this crooked county...almost feels like we're in Russia, China, or Chicago! And that hapless lefty city council is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine, vote them all OUT!!!
MHE

Chico, CA

#45 Jul 1, 2010
This is very sad. I cant imagine that the authorities in California have nothing better to do. Now we all in Chico will have to go back to the illegal way of buying it on the streets. Way to go CPD. You're awesome! I get the city ordinace thing but how were the dispensaries causing real problems?
Urinary Catheter

United States

#46 Jul 1, 2010
Carol wrote:
I can't believe they would go after shops that were doing it right, I can understand those that are'nt but D.O.C. was an upscale place that was very carful not to accept anyone who was not liLots of OT, and excuses for apply for more grants. We have become a facist welfare nation.git. The first time I went there I was turned away until they could verify with my doctor. It is a sad day when sick patients can't get their medicine.With all the unsolved homicides in this county I love the way are tax dollars are spent on taking peoples medicine away from them. Way to go! If they had undercover cops go in then they knew who was doing it right and who was not!I can guarantee if they went into DOC without the proper paperwork THEY WERE SENT AWAY!!!! Where am I going to get my medicine?
You can't? Why not? It is called Federal monies, or free monies. We've been molded into a facist Marxist welfare nation. How do you like that "hope and change?"
Rob

West Tehama County, CA

#47 Jul 1, 2010
Rich wrote:
<quoted text>
Get a **** clue man. This in no way has anything to do with Hipaa. It does not even come close to spirit of hipaa. Hipaa is only to make sure Doctors and Hospitals don't toss your medical information wherever it wants like the New Jersey turnpike back in the 90's.
Hipaa does not protect your right to smoke pot. You clearly need to put the pipe down and hope some of those lost cells do come back.
Hipaa doesn't even block search warrant's
HIPAA protects your medical records against anybody but a doctor or caregiver seeing them. Offices had to be remodeled so that receptionist computers were always pointed away from public eyes. It has nothing to do with marijuana, it has to do with medical records. Guess what, prop 215 allowed "medicinal use" of marijuana.

Jerry Brown, as California State Attorney General, you need to prosecute any government employees that confiscated patient records, and fine Butte County!
FRAUD

Chico, CA

#48 Jul 1, 2010
John wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok first Obama made it very clear he is NOT going to make Pot legal. He also made clear in his letter to the AG that they are to back down on real med 215 users only. They still have full power to go after anyone and under Federal law any amount is illegal and they can arrest you for it still.
The AG has made it very clear that Local,County,and State Police can ask them to step in on a investigation they feel goes past the use of med 215 and they will take over. Thats why the DEA and ATF are still here and helping on raids.
You don't even fully know where this raid came from or who ordered it. People keep blaming Ramsey but looks like Chico PD is the leading party...
Some how they had the evidence to get search warrants but hmm guess thats all BS.
Guess the fact they sold drugs to cops is BS too. I bet its on video but then people will say its doctored...
Funny most REAL med 215 users keep to themselves and they don't want people to know and its the people who have "pain" who seem to always lash out...
THE POLICE COMMIT "FRAUD" to obtain a recommendation for use,and then use it against the coop's collectives ! Its like 'breaking the Law,to enforce the Law'. The fruits are tainted ! If the coop's made a good faith effort to verify the authenticity of a valid recommendation,thats all they can do ! They can't protect against thug police actions,deceit,deception,and trickery in attempt to stomp this out in Nor.Cal !All the members of all these clubs,patients who obtain their med.through them should REFUSE TO TALK with police,and only their collectives Lawyers or CounSel of choice,if their smart.
If they 'raided' the doctors offices and seized records,then that would violate the doctor-patient Confidentially of the persons med.problem !The clubs & patients better organize quickly to stop these tyrant abuses !
Ex Chico Resident

Anchorage, AK

#49 Jul 1, 2010
Soon wrote:
http://www.latimes.com/news/na tionworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-u s-medical-marijuana-shootings, 0,7505885.story
Marijuana, a non violence drug? If this is what the future holds, then get them out of here.
??? How can you compare that to marijuana supposedly being a violence drug? I'll bet $100 that the people who robbed the shop were not high, they just know that typically medical marijuana dispensaries have a lot of cash, because most of their customers pay cash. Most dispensaries I have gone to don't take cards in order to keep costs low, and I'm not sure if CC companies have rules about not setting up at dispensaries, since it is against Fed law and most CC companies are national...
seriously

Chico, CA

#50 Jul 1, 2010
With all the budget issues, how is Butte County able to afford this kind of nonsense.
I think that we need to look at the big picture here, and ask ourselves "Is this kind of action, truely necessary?". Butte County officials are working so hard and spending so much of our tax dollars to try to stop the inevitable.
I doubt marijuana is going to be legalized this year, but I do believe ordinances will be put into place to favor patients needs for accesable medical marijuana.
Not only is Butte County wasting months and months of hundreds of personnel hours and hundreds of thousands of dallars, they WILL be taken to court and will be paying the dispenseries for their unnecessary and rediculouse actions.
Ex Chico Resident

Anchorage, AK

#51 Jul 1, 2010
been there wrote:
I have been a former user of pot in my younger years. And all that i can say about it is that it is nothing more than another way to get your brain celles high. Why don't you all just get off your lazy backsides and get on a pain control from your local doctor and not somebody that thinks that smoking pot is a way to get rid of the pain. It dulls the sences and makes you think there is no pain. Drink a case of beer and pass out that will make you forget about the so called pain. I still have not found one case of the food and drug addministration doing a study on pot that makes it a medicine. Adoctor doesn't give you a prescription for it because it is not a drug that a MD. can prescribe. It is nothing but POT !!! WEED. nothing more. It makes you stupid and it does interfear with your motor sences. I have tried smoking pot and all I have to say is that it is noting more than another way to get a buzz. Get a life and live it.
Man, you must have a PhD or something! Maybe you could tell me what I could take for my Endometriosis, besides medical marijuana, that doesn't knock me out and takes away my nausea and vomiting side effects for the week and a half every month I have symptoms?

Because medical marijuana is the only thing so far that has taken care of all of that. And you don't have to go overboard with your medical marijuana either, since it is not in a little "magic pill" form that your doctor so freely gives you, you can control the dose very easily and take just enough to get rid of the pain (not to get "super high" as you seem to think is our objective). Eating it is my preferred way because I have complete control over it.
seriously

Chico, CA

#52 Jul 1, 2010
Drive By Troll wrote:
Take that pot heads!
ur an uneducated and sheltered moron!
look at it

Durham, CA

#53 Jul 1, 2010
Proud Bobcat Mom wrote:
Can anyone tell me how much of the VERY needed money was spent on this action..I don't smoke but I do have kids in school that have Teachers being laid off and sports being cut. I think this is getting way out of hand.
100 personnel times average 40/hr times 8 hours equals 32,000 spent
Law Student

Chico, CA

#54 Jul 1, 2010
John wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok first Obama made it very clear he is NOT going to make Pot legal. He also made clear in his letter to the AG that they are to back down on real med 215 users only. They still have full power to go after anyone and under Federal law any amount is illegal and they can arrest you for it still.
The AG has made it very clear that Local,County,and State Police can ask them to step in on a investigation they feel goes past the use of med 215 and they will take over. Thats why the DEA and ATF are still here and helping on raids.
You don't even fully know where this raid came from or who ordered it. People keep blaming Ramsey but looks like Chico PD is the leading party...
Some how they had the evidence to get search warrants but hmm guess thats all BS.
Guess the fact they sold drugs to cops is BS too. I bet its on video but then people will say its doctored...
Funny most REAL med 215 users keep to themselves and they don't want people to know and its the people who have "pain" who seem to always lash out...
What EVIDENCE ??? The declaration of Probable Cause in SUPPORT of the warrants are filled with innuendo,hearsay, and gossip I'll bet, not a real affidavit from a victim is signed in front of a magistrate to support the warrant !is the police officer the VICTIM ? I sincerely doubt it ! Impeach the JUDGE who signed these bogus warrants,obviously they don't take their 'oath of office' seriously ! What judge/ magistrate signed the Warrants ??? I bet their name you can't even read !Their name should have to be printed and signed by the judge who finds the so called 'probable cause'.If he knew it was about 'medical mari' may be occuring ,so he sends them on a 'fishing expedition in hopes of finding something illegal" JAIL 4 JUDGES
skt

Live Oak, CA

#55 Jul 1, 2010
caine wrote:
harassing the dispensaries is just another way to bypass the will of the people--whats the use of having this law if you cant buy M legally. ramsey puts his "idea" of what we should do. can you believe that they tied up 100 officers for days,wks for this....pretty stupid
Ramsey's been doing that nonesense for years. Remeber the First Amendment stripper fiasco?

Who cares if ther are hookers out there it's not like it's across from an elementary school.

And th fundie parent's who murdered their kid - he'll blow that too.
Law Student

Chico, CA

#56 Jul 1, 2010
ABOSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS wrote:
This is such a ridiculously obvious political move by Ramsey. Apparently the only voice that matters around here is his! THE PEOPLE?! Ha! IT'S RAMSEY'S WAY OR THE HIGHWAY! ABSURD THAT THIS IS ALLOWED TO HAPPEN! However, I do agree that clubs who are operating illegally by serving bogus recommendations, should be shut down in order to keep the legitimate dispensaries operating and in good standing with law enforcement......hahaha yeah right! Not with Ramsey as D.A.! I thought this was a democracy! Maybe he doesn't understand the definition of the word. It must not have been a prerequisite to run for D.A.:(
The PRIMARY difference between a democracy and a REPUBLIC is who is Sovereign ! In a Republic, sovereign power is held by "we the people" Individually such that each individual is endowed by his creator with certain UNALIENABLE Rights!These 'rights' can never be taken away, by majority vote ! The SOLE PURPOSE of a Republican form of government is to 'secure those individual rights ! In a DEMOCRACY, Sovereign power is invested collectively ONLY in a group,as a whole.(Protect the community', security for the community) Mammoth Government ! Our govt.has grown to vast proportions,arrogantly 'trampling' the RIGHTS of its people,citizens !THE FEW RULE THE MANY !These police,DA's,and public officials don't care about upholding your rights,but their own AGENDA ! Mammoth local police involvement & control in your lives . WAKE UP ,before its too late !
stooooopz

Chico, CA

#57 Jul 1, 2010
lol 100 officers n no arrest..... what was the point of this anyway
Well

Chico, CA

#58 Jul 1, 2010
There must have been some probable cause of criminal activity if judges (we have very liberal ones) in all these counties signed their names on 18 different warrants.
A matter of time

Chico, CA

#59 Jul 1, 2010
That's all it is, it will happen here too.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/jun/2...

“Truth, so be it!”

Since: Jan 10

Ripon, CA, Kahana, Maui

#60 Jul 1, 2010
One more abuse of Power, and certainly NOT by the dispensaries.

Serve a warrant and confiscate, and THEN "review" each case and determine what is really going on?

Jackbooted thugs, nothing more.
mendo res

Laytonville, CA

#61 Jul 1, 2010
Sue Sue Sue is all i can say!!! Make them pay for these actions!!!!

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